The following article, from CPA Practice Advisor, indicates that hackers are specifically targeting CPA firms to conduct tax fraud and steal financial data. Viruses are the most common method of attack and users often don’t know anything is wrong, as sensitive data is being captured from their systems and sent to attackers.
Smaller CPA firms are usually the target because they often lack many of the security controls found at larger firms. Precision Business Solutions specializes in cybersecurity for small businesses to help prevent and remediate these attacks. We do this is in a layered defense strategy, utilizing security controls such as business-grade security software and devices, backup and disaster recovery planning, and user education.
If you’d like to know more about how Precision Business Solutions can help secure your network from cyber threats, please visit our website at PrecisionBS.com or contact us at 814.471.0206.